A Pair of Shoes

June 8, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I recently saw this on the blog of a guy named Brad Ruggles. It is a quote from a book titled “The Holy Wild” by Mark Buchanon. I thought it was worth reposting here. Here is the quote:

“Oh, brothers and sisters, I love Jesus so much,” she said.

“Tell us, sister! Tell us!” the Ugandans shouted back.

“Oh, I love Him so much, I don’t know where to begin. He is so good to me. Where do I begin to tell you how good He is to me?”

“Begin there, sister! Begin right there!”

“Oh,” she said, “He is so good. I praise Him all the time for how good He is. For three months, I prayed to Him for shoes, And look!” And with that the woman cocked up her leg so that we could see one foot. One very ordinary shoe covered it, “He gave me shoes.”

The Ugandans went wild. They clapped, they cheered, they whistled, they yelled.

But not me. I was devastated. I sat there broken and grieving. In an instant, God snapped me out of my self-pity and plunged me into repentance. In all my life, I had not once prayed for shoes. It never even crossed my mind. And in all my life, I had not even once thanked God for the many, many shoes I had.

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  1. Brad Ruggles says:

    Yeah, pretty convicting story, huh? It challenged me.

    Thanks for the shout out. Looking forward to perusing your blog more…
    .-= Brad Ruggles´s last blog ..The Quick Brown Fox Really DID Jump Over The Lazy Dog =-.

    • Mark says:

      Hey Brad,

      Ever since I came across your blog a few months ago, I have been reading it faithfully. If anyone else sees this, you must check out Brad’s blog. Besides the fact that the design is amazing, he is a Tron fan and has a lot of great things to say.

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